Originally Posted by speedbump
What your calling a compressor I believe is a Piston Pump. I didn't think it was possible to buy one anymore. They are kind of an antique these days.
You could do a lot better with an electric float and a solenoid valve in the cistern. It would be much more dependable than that old float switch.
Apparently the wires are loose in the pressure switch on your Goulds pump. I suggest getting that fixed before something gets zorched.
Ahh! I didn't know what it was. The pump guy just kept referring to it as a compressor and motor or something. I was rather frazzled after not having running water for 3 weeks. I didn't even know there was another option for pumping the water in to the well.
If you think that thing is old, you should have seen the dinosaur of an airconditioner I had replaced two years ago. The company that made it went out of business in 1973. The air con guy said his aunt and uncle used to own my house and that he thought they had that thing put in during the 40s or 50s. I wish I'd taken a picture of it before it was removed.
I've never even heard of a solenoid valve before. How much do they cost and what brands are out there that are good?
Yeah, I figured something was loose. I'm no electrician so I didn't want to touch it too much. I should give my pump guy a call. His father has been undergoing chemo for bone cancer so I know things are tough right now. Would the pump guy be the one to install the solenoid valve?